counterfeit ICs

Orange County Distributor Charged With Selling Counterfeit ICs

The electronics industry has tried a number of mechanisms to prevent counterfeit ICs and other components from entering the supply chain. Unfortunately, counterfeits remain all too common. The U.S. Department of Justice announced it has charged distributor PRB Logics Corp. of Orange County, California, with the sale of counterfeit components. The counterfeit ICs could have been…

Future Electronics Joins ERA

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is now an active member of the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA), the only organization that serves and speaks for electronics industry reps, manufacturers and distributors who are field sales partners. “Future Electronics is one of the most forward-thinking electronic components distributors in the industry,” said ERA…

Although chief procurement officers (CPOs) are most often associated with supplier management, there are customer-facing catalysts, driven by the nationalist shift, that could expand the CPO's role to better prepare their company

How CPOs can Prepare for the Impact of Nationalism

As evidenced by Brexit and the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, economic nationalism is on the rise. Industries such as electronics have spent decades building and finetuning a vast network of global supply chains. If globalization is facing a backlash — and experts attest that it is — longstanding supply relationships are about to get…

IPC Launches New Learning Management Platform

Bannockburn, Ill. – IPC has launched a new learning management system, IPC EDGE. This online learning platform is designed to deliver the education needed to acquire and develop the competitive skills necessary to excel in the electronics industry. Through white papers, webinars, IPC standards, skill development and foundation courses, users gain the flexibility to learn the skills…